Strokes in Younger Patients Tied to Covid-19
In New York, doctors have reported that the new corona virus appears to be causing sudden strokes in a small number of adults in their 30’s and 40’s who only have mild symptoms of COVID 19. The doctors are concerned that these patients did not seek immediate attention when they had signs of a stroke because they were worried that hospitals were overwhelmed by COVID cases.
A neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai in New York wants people to watch themselves for symptoms of COVID 19 and to call 911 if they have any signs of a possible stroke:
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